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Russ Cochran takes 2-shot lead at SAS Championship

CARY, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran fired a second straight 6-under 66 Saturday to emerge from the pack and forge a two-shot, second-round lead at the SAS Championship.

Larry Nelson shoots age to share lead on Champions Tour

CARY, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Nelson, whose most recent of 19 Champions Tour victories came nine years ago, grabbed a share of the lead Friday after one round of the SAS Championship.

Tom Lehman grabs 1-shot lead at Pebble Beach Champions Tour stop

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Tom Lehman fired a 5-under-par 67 for the second time in two days Saturday, grabbing a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

Langer takes lead at First Tee Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer opened with four straight birdies Friday on his way to a 9-under 63 that gave him a 4-shot lead after one round of the First Tee Open.

Mark Wiebe edges Corey Pavin in Hawaii Championship playoff

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe forced a playoff with an 18th-hole birdie then bested Corey Pavin on the second extra hole Sunday, claiming the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship.

Mark Wiebe overcomes wind to hang onto Hawaii Championship lead

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe overcame windy conditions to record a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, hanging onto the lead of the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship through two rounds.

Esteban Toledo tops Kenny Perry in Montreal Championship playoff

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Esteban Toledo recorded a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday, besting Kenny Perry for the Montreal Championship title.

Bernhard Langer forges three-shot lead at Montreal Championship

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer, pursuing his third Champions Tour win this season, forged a three-stroke lead Saturday through two rounds of the Montreal Championship.

Dick Mast leads by one on Champions Tour

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Dick Mast, making his 165th start on the Champions Tour and still looking for his first win, took the lead Friday after one round of the Montreal Championship.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

John Riegger closes out Boeing Classic victory for 1st seniors title

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Second-round leader John Riegger closed out his first Champions Tour win Sunday, logging a 4-under 68 at the Boeing Classic for a two-shot margin of victory.

John Riegger grabs three-shot lead at Boeing Classic

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- John Riegger was on track for his first Champions Tour victory Saturday, using an 8-under 64 to take a three-shot lead after 36 holes of the Boeing Classic.

Bryant goes after second straight Champions Tour win

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Bart Bryant, seeking his second Champions Tour win in as many weeks, took a one-shot lead Friday after one round of the Boeing Classic.

Wiebe grabs lead after one round of 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Newly crowned Senior British Open winner Mark Wiebe shot an 8-under 64 Friday to take the lead after the first round of the 3M Championship.

Wiebe tops Langer on 5th playoff hole for Senior British Open title

SOUTHPORT, England, July 29 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe defeated Bernhard Langer on the fifth playoff hole and claimed his first major tournament title Monday at the Senior British Open.
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HOU2001110116-1 NOVEMBER 2001-HOUSTON, TX, USA: Bernhard Langer watches histee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of The Tour Championship being played in Houston, Tx., November 1. 2001. Bernhard Langer and Frank Lickliter share the lead at 6 shots under par. jm/ Joe Mitchell UPI
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Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer. He is a two-time Masters champion, and was one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 90s, being the first official number one ranked player in 1986. After turning fifty, he became one of the most successful players on the Champions Tour.

Langer was born in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He turned professional in 1976 and has won many events in Europe and the United States, among them The Masters in 1985 and 1993. He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 (but deferred his induction until 2002). He ranks second in career wins on the European Tour, with forty and has also played regularly on the U.S. based PGA Tour, especially in the late 1980s and since 2000. He has shown great durability, finishing in a tie for fifth at The Open Championship the month before his forty-eighth birthday and regaining a place in the top hundred of the rankings three months before his fiftieth birthday. He is one of the game's most successful globetrotters, being one of only a handful of players to have won sanctioned professional tournaments on every continent on which the game is played: Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. He played on 10 Ryder Cup teams (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002) and was non-playing captain of the victorious European team in 2004.

Langer has battled the "yips", a term used to denote a strong tendency to flinch or twitch during putting. He has changed his grip on the putter numerous times in an attempt to cure this problem; while he has been mostly successful, this tendency has colored his career. Langer is remembered nearly as much for one particular missed putt as he is for his titles. In the 1991 Ryder Cup, Langer missed a five-foot putt that would have tied the Ryder Cup and allowed the European team to retain the trophy.

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